About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.

Michigan Gamblers Can Bet On 2021 Oscars

April 12, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Gamblers in Michigan can place bets on the 93rd Academy Awards, which will be broadcast live on April 25th on ABC and on the ABC App. Approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board makes Michigan the third state to legalize betting on the awards, commonly known as the “Oscars.” New Jersey and Indiana previously legalized […]

How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Michigan Online Gambling Safer

April 5, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Way back in 1997, a computer named Deep Blue made history when it defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a series of matches. The historic achievement was documented in a movie titled The Man vs. The Machine. Today, nearly a quarter-century later, man works with machine to formulate the most efficient system for online […]

Five Reasons The Michigan Wolverines Can Do What The Fab Five Never Did

March 29, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Image Credit: Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire The Fab Five are one of the most famous basketball teams of all-time. With their swagger, streetball style, and intoxicating youth, they changed college basketball. But the Fab Five never won a college basketball title, though they reached the finals as freshmen and sophomores. The 2021 Wolverines, coached by a […]

NCAA Tournament Odds: Michigan Vs. LSU

March 22, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

In recent years, the University of Michigan’s men’s basketball team has made the Sweet 16 their home address. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, the Wolverines reached the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16. With a win on Monday, they can make it four in a row. (There wasn’t an NCAA tournament in 2020 due to the […]

Best Michigan March Madness Sports Betting Offers

March 16, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

There are 68 teams with a chance to win the Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship, which starts this Thursday with the quartet of First Four games. There seem to be 64 ways (almost anyway) to get offers and promotions for wagering on the NCAA Basketball Tournament as well. Here’s a roundup of March Madness Offers from […]

Many Responsible Gambling Tools Available For Michigan Bettors

March 15, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Many people in Michigan are realizing the enjoyment that can come from legalized online gambling since it launched in the state in January.  But fun should never spiral out of control, and the Michigan Gaming Control Board is reminding citizens in the state that March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Michiganders who participate in online […]

NCAA 2021 March Madness Odds For Michigan Schools

March 15, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Is it better to be the hunter or the hunted? For the two top college basketball programs in Michigan, it’s one or the other as the NCAA College Basketball Tournament is set to begin this coming week. And this year marks the first time Michiganders can legally place bets on the tournament.  The annual tournament […]

What Do Young Pitchers Mean For The Tigers’ Winning Chances in 2021?

March 10, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Want something that will worry you more than your teenage kids? Try unproven young pitching. In 2021, the Detroit Tigers will have not one, not two, but most likely three young pitchers in their starting rotation. New pitching coach Chris Fetter will need to wear his hat low to keep from pulling his hair out. […]

DraftKings Sportsbook App Now Available In Google Play Store

March 10, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

It didn’t take long. Back in January, Google announced changes to their policies, which allowed sportsbooks and online casino apps to apply to appear in the Google Play store. DraftKings must have pulled some all-nighters, because its sportsbook and casino app is now available on Google Play, less than two months later. Users can download […]

Beginner’s Guide To Michigan Horse Race Betting

March 8, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Noted sports author Roger Kahn once wrote that “horse racing is animated roulette.” If that’s the case, horse racing sounds even more interesting. Since Michigan launched online sports betting in January, there has been much interest in horse race betting for 2021. Thus far, the state has one venue in-state, Northville Downs, which plans to […]